Average Bench: 73.7% (7th of 639)

Based on 5,046 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5580 Model: SanDisk Extreme

For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014). It has a very balanced performance profile with an exceptional 4K random write speed. The 16GB version of the Extreme is currently the value leader in the USB 3.0 flash drive shootout. At present there are no viable alternatives to the 64GB Extreme in fact the Corsair voyager GT turbo is the only drive on the horizon that may challenge the Sandisk any time soon. There are however several reports (Newegg, Amazon) of compatibility issues with this, the 64GB version (other versions are fine), so if you do go for the 64GB version, don't throw the receipt away in a hurry. [Feb '13 USBFlashPro]

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Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB averaged 26.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 9.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.51MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB is 82.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.16MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 178MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,046 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Read 178 251
10.5 Write 89.8 184
11.2 Mixed 91.4 191
136% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.46 4K Read 9.16 12.1
3.5 4K Write 8.51 10.8
1.54 4K Mixed 3.76 4.76
451% 7.14 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.53 DQ Read 10.9 12.8
6.36 DQ Write 9.91 11.7
3.08 DQ Mixed 4.26 5.12
523% 8.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
52GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 236
Write 152
Mixed 146
212% 178 MB/s
4K Read 9.5
4K Write 10.3
4K Mixed 4.61
542% 8.14 MB/s
DQ Read 11
DQ Write 11.1
DQ Mixed 4.39
568% 8.84 MB/s
32GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 247
Write 39.1
Mixed 148
154% 145 MB/s
4K Read 8.21
4K Write 6.02
4K Mixed 2.85
332% 5.69 MB/s
59GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.9
Write 23.3
Mixed 25.4
33% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 6.24
4K Write 6.23
4K Mixed 2.95
335% 5.14 MB/s
9GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.2
Write 8.62
Mixed 20.1
22% 20.3 MB/s
4K Read 6.22
4K Write 4.08
4K Mixed 2.84
258% 4.38 MB/s
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Approx. $72 @ launch in Jun '12
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

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 Comments

Packs unparalleled transfer speeds...

  • Available capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • Performance/speed: Up to 190 MB/s** ; write speed lower and varies by capacity.
  • Dimensions: 2.79" x .84" x .45" (70.87 mm x 21.34 mm x 11.43 mm)
Added 5 years ago.

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2 months ago.

Extremely fast for everything, decent price.

Comment 

I have been using this for about 4 months now and nothing else even close and I've tried others!—Sep '14


Good

5 months ago.

Flimsy manufacture - failed after only moderate use.

Comment 

Failed after six months with a problem that seems quite common - could read from drive, but writing would instantly cause it to freeze.—Sep '14

Comment 

Cant be happier, actual speed i get is even better than advertised, well happy. Below is comparison between usb 2&3. —Jan '15


Good

7 months ago.

Fastest USB I've Have. Recomended Item


Excellent

25 days ago.

Does anyone tried to run Windows 8.1 on this pendrive? Complete installation, don't want usb boot for installation


Excellent

5 months ago.

only thing is it can not have any weight on the lanyard wile in use or the usb will ultimately fail I miss my cat


Excellent

3 months ago.

Comment 

Best stick I had until now; also works well together with usb 2 ports on older computers.—Sep '14


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great USB 3.0 Drive! Recommended, i just bought this drive for 20€!


Terrible

11 months ago.

I've tested it in a benchmark and got about 150MB/s for the sequential write speed but when I try to move a 40GB .vdi file (virtual machine), it's only 40MB/s... Going back to use my external hard drive.


Good

19 months ago.

I liked a usb drives comparing


Outstanding

5 years ago.

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Good

19 months ago.

it's really fast with 3.0 port


Excellent

22 months ago.

The feel of 'opening' it is the greatest ever.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Excellent drive, never have something like this. All recommendation for buying this USB 3.0 memory stick !


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